EHT’s Princz, Eastern’s Ash meet up in hot 55-meter dash battle at SJ-4 sectionals!!!

Sophomores Lauren Princz and Jailya Ash locked up in a titanic 55-meter dash battle at Group 4 sectionals, with Princz edging Ash by 1-100th of a second at the Bennett Center.

Princz ran 7.16 and Ash a personal-best 7.17. Princz’s PR is 7.09 from Eastern’s last year and her season-best is 7.12 from the Marine Corps Classic in December at the Armory.

Ash’s previous PR was 7.24, which she ran three times last winter — in the finals at sectionals, in the prelims at states and in the prelims at Easterns.

Princz and Ash now rank No. 1 and No. 5 in the state this year and No. 1 and No. 2 in South Jersey.

Ash has a ways to go for her school record, which is 6.91, set by Olympic gold medalist English Gardner in 2010. Princz is only 2-100ths of a second off the EHT school record of 7.07 set in 1991 by Angela Clyburn.

Here’s the all-time South Jersey list:
6.73 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1981
6.88 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
6.95 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
7.00 … Iyanli Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy), 2017
7.01 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
7.05 … Dana Burnett (Williamstown), 1996
7.07 … Aliya Harrison (Sterling), 2018
7.07 … Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2012
7.07 … Audrey Wilson (Deptford), 2009
7.07 … Magenta Taylor (Willingboro), 1999
7.07 … Angela Clyburn (Egg Harbor Twp.), 1991
7.09 … Ste’yce McNeil (Winslow Twp.), 2012
7.09 … Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
7.09 … Lauren Princz (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2018
7.11 … Jamie Walker (Haddon Hts.), 2006
7.12 … Assante Johnson (Camden), 2009
7.14 … Shonda Burroughs (Vineland), 1999
7.16 … Dennisha Page (Woodrow Wilson), 2018
7.17 … Nia Lawrence (Pemberton), 2013
7.17 … Kiara Lester (Deptford), 2014
7.17 … Krystal Cantey (Winslow Twp.), 2006
7.17 … Jailya Ash (Eastern), 2019
7.18 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1997
7.19 … Latoya Benson (Washington Twp.), 2001
7.19 … Adia Starnes (Timber Creek), 2017
7.20 … Medina Salaam (Camden), 1974
7.20 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
7.20 … Fametta Lewis (Wilson), 2007
7.20 … Tacquaya Tobias (Our Lady of Mercy), 2010
7.20 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2013
7.20 … Gabrielle Farquharson (Williamstown), 2011

Ash was also second by 1-100th of a second in the 55-meter high hurdles in another big PR 8.10, just behind Atlantic City’s Claudine Smith.

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One thought on “EHT’s Princz, Eastern’s Ash meet up in hot 55-meter dash battle at SJ-4 sectionals!!!

  1. Lauren’s dad February 5, 2019 / 10:59 am

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